adjective (crunchier; -est) Date: 1913 making a crunching sound when chewed or pressed <
crunchy lettuce
crunchily adverbcrunchiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crunchy — 1892, from CRUNCH (Cf. crunch) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Student slang sense of annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues is by 1990, short for crunchy granola; not entirely pejorative at first. Related: Crunchiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • crunchy — [adj] brittle chewy, crackling, crisp, crispy, crumbly, crusty; concept 606 …   New thesaurus

  • crunchy — ► ADJECTIVE (crunchier, crunchiest) ▪ making a crunching noise when bitten or crushed. DERIVATIVES crunchily adverb crunchiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • crunchy — [krunchē] adj. crunchier, crunchiest making a crunching sound, as when chewed crunchiness n …   English World dictionary

  • crunchy — [[t]krʌ̱ntʃi[/t]] crunchier, crunchiest ADJ GRADED (approval) Food that is crunchy is pleasantly hard or crisp so that it makes a noise when you eat it. ...fresh, crunchy vegetables... Bake the mixture for 30 minutes until the top is golden and… …   English dictionary

  • crunchy — UK [ˈkrʌntʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms crunchy : adjective crunchy comparative crunchier superlative crunchiest crunchy foods make a loud noise when you bite them …   English dictionary

  • crunchy — adjective a) likely to crunch, especially with reference to food when it is eaten San Franciso is a very crunchy town. b) having sensibilities of a counter culture nature lover or hippie; derived from the concept of crunchy granola. Syn: crispy …   Wiktionary

  • crunchy — crunch|y [ˈkrʌntʃi] adj food that is crunchy is firm and makes a noise when you bite it usually used to show approval ▪ a delicious crunchy salad >crunchiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crunchy — adjective food that is crunchy is firm and fresh, and makes a noise when you bite it: a crunchy apple crunchiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crunchy — adj. Crunchy is used with these nouns: ↑candy, ↑lettuce, ↑salad, ↑texture …   Collocations dictionary

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